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(USA) NewPage Corporation has announced key steps to integrate NewPage and the former Stora Enso North America (SENA) facilities and services... read more »
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(USA) OfficeMax, a leader in office products and services, has announced that it is adding even more environmentally-preferable paper choices to its extensive paper product offerings. Beginning in the first quarter of 2008, OfficeMax will offer its contract business customers... read more »
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(Finland) Stora Enso has concluded the co-determination negotiations at Summa, Kemijärvi and Anjala Mills, and the Helsinki Headquarters. The reasons for the capacity and resource cuts announced on 25 October 2007 have unfortunately not changed - excess capacity in standard and improved newsprint.. read more »
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(India) Orient Paper & Industries disclosed a phenomenal jump in net profit for the quarter ended December 2007. During the quarter, the company experienced a 46.23% rise in profit to Rs 534.48 million from Rs 365.51 million in the quarter ended December 2006... read more »
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(USA) Chesapeake has announced that it has agreed with its lenders on amendment of certain fourth quarter 2007 covenants of its Senior Revolving Credit Facility in anticipation of the previously announced lower than expected fourth quarter 2007 operating results... read more »
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(USA/Canada) Sonoco (NYSE:SON), the world’s largest producer of tubes and cores, today announced it will increase prices for its paper-based tubes and cores and related specialty products by 8 percent in the U.S. and Canada, effective with shipments on or after February 15, 2008... read more »
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(Canada) A major fire at PG Pulp has caused millions of dollars in damage. About 80 people were at work when flames started in the chip receiving area around 6:00 this evening. No one was hurt, and all staff have been accounted for. read more »
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(USA) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Clariant its 2007 P2 Recognition Project Award for Cartaspers PSM, a product used in paper manufacturing. Only three such awards were made by EPA from among all of the new chemicals submitted to the agency for registration in the U.S. read more »
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(USA) The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is pleased to announce White House veterans Dan Bartlett and Joe Lockhart as the guest speakers for the 131st Annual Paper Week Luncheon. Luncheon attendees will hear these former Presidential confidants speak to the current political climate... read more »
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(USA) Boise Paper, a business unit of Boise Cascade, LLC, has announced that the company has completed the start-up phase of its $80 million capital investment to expand Boise's production of pressure sensitive paper... read more »
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(Mexico) Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue machine to Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., in Mexicali, Mexico. The tissue production line will start up in the second quarter of 2009. The value of the order is not disclosed... read more »
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(Canada) Shareholders of pulp producer Mercer International Inc. have formed a committee to push for "drastic corporate changes," including a possible sale... read more »
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(USA) Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue line to Cellynne Paper Converter in the USA. Production is scheduled to start during the first quarter of 2009 in Haines City, Florida. The value of the order is not disclosed... read more »
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(USA) A proposed paper processing plant moved a step further in the development process Monday when the city Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit to Allied West Paper Corp. for the project... read more »
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(USA) “Our new North Charleston facility is larger—a nearly 30,000 square foot building on a 5-acre site—and much more efficient than our former location,” said Myles Cohen, vice president and general manager of Sonoco Recycling, the Sonoco business unit formerly known as Paper Stock Dealers. read more »
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